The Sporting Bubble as Gilded Cage: Gendered Professional Sport in Pandemic Times and Beyond...

    In this feature article, Adele Pavlidis and David Rowe summarize their recent article in M/C Journal, in which they take their point of departure in the concept of the bubble to explore the situation for elite athletes following the constraints put upon sports by the Covid-19 pandemic and related measures. The find that the gender and class inequalities present in sports were increased by the pandemic but obscured by the sporting bubbles that kept professional sports performers isolated from the virus as well as from the public eye.

    Being a Group Fitness Instructor during the COVID-19 Crisis: Navigating Professional Identity, Social Distancing,...

    In this feature article, Karin Andersson snd Jesper Andreasson summarize their recent article in Social Sciences, in which they explore how the COVID-19 pandemic and related measures, such as social distancing affect the everyday lives and professions of Les Mills International (LMI) group fitness instructors. According to the participants, online classes as a means of upholding group fitness in times of social distancing is an insufficient substitute to face-to-face instructing.

    Social Media Influencers in Equestrian Sport | A Summary

    In this feature article, Aage Radmann, Susanna Hedenborg and Lovisa Broms summarize their recent article in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, in which they present a study of six social media influencers on stable cultures in Sweden and Norway. Goffman’s interaction ritual theory (1967) and previous research on social media form the basis for a discussion of knowledge exchange, co-creation of authenticity and intimacy, and sponsorship and advertising.

    Skal en bladerunner kunne deltage i OL?

    I den här artikeln beskriver Henrik Madsen och Jens Boe Nielsen turerna i CAS, idrottens skiljedomstol, som möjliggjorde att den dubbelt benamputerade paraatleden Oscar Pistorius kunde delta i de olympiska spelen 2012. Han sprang med dubbla benproteser som gav honom smeknam somt ”bladerunner” och ”the fastest man on no legs”. Författarna följer också upp de efterföljande vetenskapliga studier och diskussioner som ifrågasatte de rättsliga besluten.

    Organisert idrett og skole som komplementære og konkurrerende arenaer: ulike mønstre for minoritets- og...

    I den här featureartikeln sammanfattar Mads Skauge och Arvid Hjelseth sin senaste forskningsstudie publlcerad i Nordisk tidsskrift förungdomsforskning, i vilken de undersöker vad som ligger bakom att ungdomar lämnar den organiserade idrotten i de senare tonåren, med särskild uppmärksamhet på skolarbetets roll och på skillnader mellan minoritets- och majoritetsungdom.

    Organized Sport and School as Complementary and Competing Venues: Different Patterns for Minority and...

    In this feature article, Mads Skauge and Arve Hjelseth summarize their recent article from Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning (the Norwegian Journal of Youth Studies) in which they examine what lies behind young people leaving organized sports in their late teens, with special attention to the role of school homework and on differences between minority and majority youth.

    Stable cultures in cyberspace: A study about equestrians’ use of social media as knowledge...

    In this feature article, Lovisa Broms, Marte Bentzen, Aage Radmann & Susanna Hedenborg summarize their recent article in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum in which they chart and analyze how equestrians use social media, how they communicate horse-related content on social media, and how social media can be seen as a source for knowledge exchange, focusing on how equestrians use social media to acquire information about horses.

    Practising movement at home: An idea for meaningful remote teaching in physical education

    Homeschooling during the pandemic has perhaps been particularly challenging for physical education teachers, given the essential role of physical proximity in PE. In this article, Kenneth Aggerholm, Dean Barker, Håkan Larsson and Øyvind Førland Standal offer an alternative to fitness exercise in online PE, a developed pedagogical model which focuses on practicing. They provide an example of how you can work with it as a teacher and a clever idea for reporting that can facilitate assessment.

    “Where is the sport science in this?”: The crumbling of the coloniality of social...

    In this essay, written in the final stages of her PhD education, Sepand Mashreghi looks back at the very first presentation of her choice of doctoral project, and the inevitable response – “where is the sport science in this?”. She then recounts her own journey through, and out of, the traditional social sciences, searching for, and eventually finding, the decolonial option, with the aim to contribute to decolonizing knowledge and being, and making the survival of the otherwise possible.

    Tensions and tractions of moving together and alone in physical education | A summary

    In this feature article, Laura Suominen Ingulfsvann, Vegard Fusche Moe & Gunn Engelsrud summarize their recent article in Sport, Education and Society in which they study and analyze children’s movements while playng games in a school physical education context. The authors demonstrate how multiple actions and multiple dimensions of movement emerge simultaneously and how children’s own movements and the activity emerge and develop through reciprocal interactions.
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